A World of Wines in Shallotte

by Jun 11, 2024Online Exclusives, Partners, South Brunswick

Vinofiore Wine Shop & Tasting Room celebrates its recent expansion with a Prosecco Social.

To mark its expansion and reopening, Vinofiore Wine Shop & Tasting Room hosted a ribbon-cutting event organized by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce on May 21. The event included a Prosecco Social as well as samples of Vinofiore’s gourmet foods.

Vinofiore Ribbon Cutting

Owners Julia Steffen and Jenna Knutsen and wine specialist Karina Conticello were on hand to toast the expansion with their customers, wine club members and chamber members. Originally established in March 2023 and the only wine shop in Shallotte, Vinofiore underwent extensive renovations and expansion in early 2024. Specializing in small-batch wines and gourmet delicacies, it offers daily tastings and hosts various events, including live musical performances.

With a curated selection boasting more than 170 wines sourced globally, many from boutique producers not found in mainstream outlets, Vinofiore has become a haven for adventurous wine aficionados.

Vinofiore Wine Shop Brunswick NC

Steffen and Knutsen believe that wine is more than a beverage — it’s an immersive experience. Each week, Vinofiore features six wines — two reds, two whites, a sweet, and a sparkling or rosé — that customers can sample for free or order by the glass. Featured wines rotate weekly, allowing customers to try various, often unfamiliar wines.

“Our goal is to bring people out of their comfort zones and introduce them to wines beyond Cabs and Chards,” Steffen says.

Vinofiore Wine Bar

Knutsen adds, “There’s a world of undiscovered wines out there. We want to encourage customers to explore it.”

The expansion, finalized in February 2024, doubled the shop’s footprint, allowing for expanded seating and hosting private events.

Regular updates on upcoming tastings, events and live performances can be found at vinofiore.com, as well as its social media platforms.

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5039 Main Street, Shallotte
(910) 553-0487